celebrations in chucktown

Thursday, January 31, 2013

When we got married in January 2011 no one else we knew were getting/had gotten married in January. We also received quite a few "WHY January??" comments from friends and family. However, this year we attended two weddings in January!  Adam and I are obviously (very unintentionally) wedding trendsetters.

First up was Ryan and Carissa's wedding in Charleston on January 19. Adam and I went to high school with Ryan, and he's part of the group of high school baseball boys. The wedding was held at Boone Hall Plantation and was so beautiful. (It's also where Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got married and where they filmed part of The Notebook, FYI for my fellow celeb stalkers.) The wedding was outside, and although it was a little chilly, it was worth it for the gorgeous backdrop. We then moved to the reception area that was just as pretty (but warmer, thank goodness). We had such a great time and were so happy to be there to help celebrate the Bishops!

Since their wedding fell on MLK Weekend and Adam and I both had Monday off (woo woo!), we decided to celebrate our anniversary by staying an extra day in Charleston. I have always loved Charleston and even contemplated moving there at one point, but I never remember just how much I love it until I'm back. My goodness, I could move there in a heartbeat! It's such a perfect mix of historical town and beach village... and I'm kind of obsessed.

Isle of Palms!

It was so nice to spend the whole day just me and Adam. We stayed at the DoubleTree and I highly recommend it. The location could not have been better and the room was as nice as can be. We spent all day Sunday walking around (literally, we walked around for three hours) and soaking up each other's company - the weather was perfect. I could say this a million times, and I still don't think anyone can comprehend just how much I love spending time with that handsome hubs of mine! We have the best time together, and there's no one else I'd rather hang out with.

We tried to make it look like Adam was holding up this ship, but he couldn't flatten out his palm - ha!

It's hard for me to believe that a guy would be comfortable wearing these... in public.

After all that walking, our feet were near death so we popped into a sports bar (Mac's Place Pub and Grub) to eat some lunch and watch the Falcons play. Although they lost, it was a fun game to watch! (And yes, I actually watched most part of it.) After checking into the hotel, we headed to the Market Pavilion Rooftop Bar - my one demand for the weekend. That bar is Charleston to me, for some reason. I just love it, and I feel so fancy. (Even if my date is wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.) Then we headed down the street to Mercato for dinner.

This picture does the Market Pavilion bar no justice!

Monday morning we woke up and headed to Toast for brunch. I've never been a huge breakfast person, so going out for breakfast or brunch is not really ever on my to-do list. I'd rather just get moving. But we felt it was a perfect way to end our trip, and I'm so glad we did. I guess I could use a little more french toast in my life.

The weekend was so perfect, and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate being married to that handsome guy for two years.

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